AEST 16:00, Wed Sep 5 2012
When Veronika Davie was still in the womb, she suffered a massive stroke that should have killed her.
Miraculously, she survived but her birth a few days later brought more problems. She had Down syndrome and cerebral palsy – doctors said that if she lived, she would never walk.
Four years later, Veronika has proved them all wrong. After years of specialist appointments and gruelling therapy, she has just taken her first unaided steps.
These pictures, shared by Veronika's proud mum Kylee, celebrate this gorgeous little girl and her amazing achievements.
Veronika watching her baby brothers play soccer.